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Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes$
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L. Grismer

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520224179

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520224179.001.0001

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Lee Grismer

University of California Press

The snakes of Baja California and the Gulf of California consist of 22 genera and 55 species. This chapter discusses the identification, distribution, geographic variation, and natural history of the following snake fauna: Leptotyphylopidae (blind snakes), Boidae (boas and phytons), Colubridae (glossy snakes, rat snakes, sand snakes, shovel-nosed snakes, ringnecked snakes, kingsnakes, whipsnakes, leaf-nosed snakes, gopher snakes, long-nosed snakes, patched nose snakes, ground snakes, black-headed snakes, garter snakes, lyre snakes), Elapidae (coral snakes and sea snakes), and Viperidae (vipers and pit vipers).

Keywords:   snakes, Leptotyphylopidae, Boidae, boas, phytons, Colubridae, Elapidae, Viperidae, vipers, pit vipers

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